Category: Flower Gardening

Colorful Plants for the May Garden

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with color. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month. Aquilegia or ‘Grannies Bonnet’ is a very common cottage garden plant that some people even consider a weed. …

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Simple Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

A lot of people think that hanging out a quick hummingbird feeder is enough to encourage hummers into their gardens. While hummingbirds will stop by and eat from these feeders, they tend to quickly move on to more welcoming gardens. Creating an ideal garden for hummingbirds offers more than just food. They offer all of …

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Attracting Hummingbirds Using Colorful Perennials

Are you wondering how to attract hummingbirds naturally? Maybe you have thought about what type of plants or shrubs you like to occupy that part of your yard that will help prime your hummingbird feeder. Here are some plant and shrub ideas that you may want to consider when attracting hummingbirds to your neck of …

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Spring Plants for Indoor Planters

Spring is a little late arriving this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of spring weather indoors. There are plenty of spring flowering plants that will do well in indoor planters. With a plentiful choice of bulbs and plants available this time of year, here are just a few of …

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Cutting Flowers and Keeping Them Fresh

Even if you haven’t specially created a planting plan that focuses on those flowers best grown for cutting, there will still be plenty of flowers during spring and summer that you can pick from the garden and bring into the house. But whether you pick home grown flowers or buy from a shop, there is …

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Plants for April

April and spring is well underway. Renewed warmth in the sun means there is a wealth of choice of plants for your garden. Here are a few of my favourites, along with varieties and how to care for them. The month of April is synonymous with the tulip. In the past gardeners have tended to …

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Auriculas and How to Grow Them

About the Auricula Plant Primula auricula, more commonly known as auricula, mountain cowslip or bear’s ear, is an alpine flowering plant that originates from the mountain ranges of Central Europe. The auricula first appeared in European gardens around the middle of the sixteenth century. Since then its rather beautiful ‘unreal’ appearance has made it a …

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Popular Bulbs and How to Plant Them

From early snowdrops to showy dahlias, many of our favourite garden flowers are bulbs. Here is a short guide to some of our most popular bulbs, how to plant them in the garden and in outdoor planters, and how best to care for them. Snowdrops You may have heard of the term ‘bulbs in the …

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What to Plant in March: Garden Planning Calendar

March can get a bit tricky for gardeners. A lot depends on the weather and the rest depends on the area of the country in which you live. Gardening really begins in March. If you get a head start on your garden now, you’ll be rewarded with a full, healthy garden the rest of the …

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February in the Flower Garden

In even the smallest garden its best to get ahead of the game during February and get on with jobs that will save you time once spring really gets underway. It is easy come April to realize that you should have pruned your roses in February. So here is a quick list of vital jobs …

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